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FIBA says players can wear religious head coverings

...faiths."Indira Kaljo, a Bosnian-American Muslim who played college basketball at Tulane, was proud when she heard the news. She called it an "amazing first step."Kaljo said she didn't wear a hijab in college or while playing professionally...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-17/fiba-says-players-can-wear-religious-
Not For Web
Playing the health insurance blame game

Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase next year.Parnell blames ObamaGov. Sean Parnell's administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
NFL, Goodell dropped the ball in Rice case

...step of staging an awkwardly sad news conference with Rice and Palmer, who had since become his wife. Not once during the news conference did Rice apologize for hitting her in the face, and later the Ravens organization sent out a tweet that read...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-10/nfl-goodell-dropped-ball-rice-case
Sports
My Turn: The graceful exit of a true statesman

...conference when the historic announcement was made. It wasn't till Thursday night that his campaign website acknowledged the news. All pages were replaced with a simple thank you note that closed by admitting he wasn't part of the best team to challenge...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-07/my-turn-graceful-exit-true-statesman
Opinion
Mallott, Walker could team up

...occur if a unified ticket is to be created."All four candidates have been involved in the discussions, according to the news release from Walker's office."Bill Walker invited Byron Mallott, Hollis French and Craig Fleener, along with key...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-02/mallott-walker-could-team
Local
Empire Editorial: When it comes to police weaponry, use logic - not emotion

...cancer - even car accidents, which each year kill more people than died on Sept. 11.This month, we've watched the news and learned, via pictures, video and text from Ferguson, Missouri, that there's a new problem: Police militarization...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-31/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-police
Opinion
Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage

...S. national or has eligible immigration status and were subsequently asked to provide documentation of that status, the news release specified. Previous notices have been sent by mail, email and phone, and no response was received. "A data...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-28/some-alaskans-could-lose-health-care-co
Local
Candidates in governor's race join forces

...Craig Fleener and Democrat Hollis French, also dropped out.French, the state Senate minority leader, did not attend the news conference. French released a written statement he gave to the Democratic Party chair to read to the central committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-03/candidates-governors-race-join-forces
State
Today in Sports History

...inning to give the boys from Huntington Beach the championship.2011 - Three-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett won the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn. to become the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history. At 49 years, 4 months...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-28
Sports
Sam's story is still one of success

...you can say it was Sam's fault ... Sam Bradford, that is. The coaches and players were shaken for a day or two by the news that they'd lost Bradford, their starting quarterback, to a season-ending knee injury.With Michael Sam there was...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-01/sams-story-still-one-success
Sports

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